Are you looking for an opportunity to build expertise under the guidance and mentorship of a skilled veterinary professional? Michigan Humane, the oldest and largest nonprofit animal welfare organization in Michigan, is offering veterinary externships at our state of the art medical facilities in Detroit, Westland, and Rochester Hills, Michigan. Our facilities incorporate a full service veterinary practice, animal shelter and a shelter medicine team under one roof, allowing our externs to practice in a private practice-like setting while also serving the community.
As a Michigan Humane extern, you will have the opportunity to gain exposure to a diverse caseload not seen in a traditional veterinary practice setting. Our medical team oversees the daily and emergency care of animals in our clinic and shelter. Externs will benefit from working alongside a team of skilled veterinary professionals while working in top notch medical facilities, utilizing state of the art equipment, including ultrasound, high speed dental, digital x-ray, digital dental x-ray and cautery.
Designed for 3rd or 4th year veterinary students currently enrolled in an accredited veterinary school program, our externships are for those who are seeking hands on clinical experience and mentorship in a clinic and/or shelter setting. Each extern will be assigned an experienced veterinary professional as their personal mentor, working to develop their skillset and expand their clinical expertise. Students may chose from one of the following areas of focus: General Practice, Shelter Medicine, Dental, Surgery, Cruelty, or Behavior. If you are interested in a topic not listed here, please reach out to discuss other opportunities.
The Michigan Humane Society, founded in 1877, is the oldest and largest nonprofit animal welfare organization in the state. Each year, MHS achieves 100 percent adoption of more than 8,000 healthy and treatable animals through compassionate care, community engagement and advocacy for humane treatment.
MHS operates four shelter and veterinary centers in Detroit, Rochester Hills, Westland and Howell; seven adoption partnerships with Premier Pet Supply, Petco and PetSmart; and both a Cruelty Investigation Department and a Statewide Animal Response Team.
We have openings for both Clinic and Shelter Medicine Veterinarians at our facilities. Working for MHS offers a wide variety of opportunities for passionate individuals to help make a difference in the lives of animals. MHS works hard on behalf of our communities and the animals in our care – finding homes for thousands of animals, many of whom come with significant behavioral or medical issues. MHS truly appreciates those who are willing to help change animal lives!
As an MHS veterinarian, you will have the opportunity to have an impact in the lives of animals everyday while working in our top notch medical facilities. Our fa...cilities utilize state of the art equipment, including ultrasound, high speed dental, digital x-ray, digital dental x-ray and cautery. We provide opportunities to build or expand expertise through a generous CE program, mentorship and exposure to both complex and specialized care. As a non-profit organization, MHS employees are eligible to participate in the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program!